Marcia Layton Turner

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Marcia Layton Turner

If you're looking for a business book ghostwriter with dozens of books under her belt, several of which have been bestsellers, award-winners, or commercial successes, I hope you'll consider me.

I’ve ghosted, authored, or co-authored nearly 80 non-fiction books, primarily about business, marketing, real estate, leadership, and entrepreneurship. My ideal client is a CEO, founder, business owner, entrepreneur, consultant, or speaker interested in writing a book to position themselves as a thought leader or to grow their company.

I've worked with traditional publishers, from John Wiley & Sons to Macmillan to HarperCollins, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and several others. More recently, I've been working with more hybrid and independent presses in order to help my clients publish their books in less time.

In addition to working one-on-one with my expert clients, I also founded and run the Association of Ghostwriters. I have an MBA and DBA (doctor of business administration), which I try to leverage with each book project.

Located In: Rochester, NY
Specialties: Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Leadership, How-to
Years of Experience: 20+
Memberships: ASJA
Honors: Multi-year APEX award winner, NYT and WSJ bestselling author, Library Journal “Best Business Book of the Year” award-winner
Books Authored: Unofficial Guide to Starting a Small Business, Unofficial Guide to Marketing a Small Business, Kmart’s 10 Deadly Sins, Emeril, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Terrific Business Writing, and many more.

Magazine Credits:  Businessweek, Inc., Entrepreneur,, US News & World Report, Woman’s Day, Health, Venture Beat, and many trade journals and custom publications.

Websites: CNN Money, Amex OPEN Forum, Next Avenue, Entrepreneur

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Rochester, NY